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“It has been an amazing experience so far. I have met lots of interesting people in the nearby communities, I have been teaching some classes at the school and I was able to watch their performance of Cinderella which involved lots of colourful dancing. Everyone has been very welcoming.”

Read about Matthew’s first month teaching in India here.

“This trip definitely changed the way I view the world. Everyone was so welcoming to someone so different to them, and in the end I was able to have so many loving friends who I miss very much. I also believe that being able to travel half way across the globe to put my faith into action and to be inspired by the faith of others is amazing”.

Matthew shares his most memorable and challenging aspects of his six months teaching in India.

“It’s been an incredibly eventful first two months, being here and volunteering in Dumka and moving throughout Jharkhand, I’ve experienced plenty more than I can write down but I will try to do my best to share my experience so far.”

To learn more about how Ian got on in India, you can read his Dumka Diaries here or listen below as he describes how he got on with learning the local language!